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Thompson Twins - Greatest Hits

Thompson TwinsAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 1, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000002VS7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,792 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 original Arista cuts from the British trio that gave Flock of Seagulls a run for their MTV beauty salon money! Includes all of their Top 40 hits: Hold Me Now; Doctor! Doctor!; Lay Your Hands on Me; King for a Day; Get That Love , and Lies . Compiled and annotated by the band members themselves!

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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars almost definitive, and quite fun! July 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is the best non-import Greatest Hits collection of the Twins that you will ever come across. All of their dance & singles chart topping songs from the Arista age are included on this disc: The Billboard dance chart toppers "In the Name of Love" & "Lies". Their biggest U.S. singles -- "Hold Me Now" (#3, 1984), "Lay Your Hands on Me" (#6, 1985), "King for a Day" (#9, 1986), and "Doctor! Doctor!" (#11, 1984). The steps into movie soundtracks -- "If You Were Here" (memorably used in "Sixteen Candles"), and "Nothing in Common" (from the Tom Hanks' movie of the same name). Even the lesser-known gems like the anti-drug jungle grunt of "Don't Mess With Doctor Dream" and the Arabian flair of "The Gap".
The only drawback here is not covering the Twins' entire career... simply because their last 2 albums were released on Warner Bros instead of the Arista label. Regardless, this is a must-have for anyone that enjoyed the Twins in the 80's and beyond...
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Proper retrospective for the band February 1, 2005
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My first introduction to the Thompson Twins' was from the Ghostbusters Soundtrack, where their song and 1982 hit, "In The Name Of Love" from the album of the same name, was included. I was taken by the heavy synth emphasis and Tom Bailey's strong British vocals. Yet as the liner notes of the TT's compilation states, they were the anti-rock, riding the wave of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, and other synth-oriented British acts that comprised the Second British Invasion.

Most of their American success was on the dance charts, as evidenced by "Lies," an archetypal 80's synth pop tune with its "lies lies lies yeah" chorus, which was a dance chart #1 and their first US Top 40 hit. Quite a cynical line, with "Cleopatra died for Egypt, what a waste of time." The UK Top Ten "We Are Detective", like "Lies" on the Side Kick album, seems tepid compared to their other oeuvre. The mid-paced synth-heavy ballad "If You Were Here" also on the same album, was also on the Sixteen Candles soundtrack, though in terms of Brat Pack movie songs, it's probably overshadowed by OMD's "If You Leave," from Pretty In Pink.

Into The Gap is considered their best album due to five songs included here, three of which entrenched them as one of the UK's biggest acts then. "Hold Me Now" another #1 dance hit, was their biggest US pop hit, peaking at #3. "Doctor! Doctor!" and "You Take Me Up," with its harmonica bits, choral group, and light calypso riffs were the other big hits.

The material from Here's To Future Days coincided with my MTV days, and videos for two of the songs here, "Lay Your Hands On Me" and "King For A Day" were my proper visual introduction to them. Sadly, their rip-roaring cover of the Beatles' "Revolution" is excluded, a pity as it's the best song on HTFD.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thompson Twins-They're gonna get you October 23, 1999
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Thompson Twins are the best the 80's music scene has to offer. They are my favorite group of all time. Their songs are filled with delightful hooks, melodies and great instrumentation. This collection features the track, "If You Were Here," which was featured in "SIXTEEN CANDLES." Other highlights include "Sister Of Mercy," "Don't Mess With Doctor Dream" and "Long Goodbye." One thing would make a Thompson Twins collection better, b-sides. If it were an instrumental version, an unreleased song or a remix; Twins fans around the world would sing and dance forever. Even though the Twins are "no more," we can enjoy this compilation and more recent recordings (known by the artist BABBLE). So, what are you waiting for? Let them get you!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All of the essential tunes are accounted for here. December 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Most of the compilations around nowadays are pretty good but far from the best, short of buying the actual albums themselves. I feel that this holds its own in terms of the casual listener is concerned, but an aficionado of the band would want a double disc or box set to be happy. It's organized chronologically which is a plus to me, with the all of good tunes here.

It has all of the classics from the band you'd want. In the Name of Love, Lies, Love on Your Side, Hold Me Now, Doctor! Doctor!, The Gap, & Lay Your Hands on Me. The album's major plus are the not-so-well known tunes to me like We Are Dectetive, Don't Mess With Doctor Dream, Nothing in Common, & Get That Love.

The booklet enclosed has some good info on the band, including their explosion onto the MTV scene, as well several photos, credits for each song. Too bad, they didn't fill out the album's time with some lesser known tunes not here or live tracks. They were phenemonal live & should've had some live tunes here to show it.

I love all of the tracks, but it's not complete enough to get a full 5 stars from me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brought me back to the 80's! February 1, 2013
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Love the 80's and music and Thompson Twins couldn't be more appropriate! I love this soundtrack and it really brought back great memories and remembered how great their music is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thompson Twins Greatest Hits December 18, 2012
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It wwas number 1 for me! I loved this group in the 1980s. I can sing Doctor Doctor word for word. I can also remember Lay Your Hands On Me and Lies Lies Lies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great!
Published 13 days ago by jali72
5.0 out of 5 stars they love it!
gift for a friend, they love it!
Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey D.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great collection
Most greatest hits collections have a few songs that have you wondering why or how they found their place on the CD. This CD is one of those exceptions. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars All interesting tales from 3 people who I definitely would have liked...
The Thompson twins were part of the soundtrack of my High School years back in the 80's. All these songs bring back a lot of memories of all different types. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the 80s
I love the 80s for music!

One of those groups was the 'Thompson Twins'. This album is a compilation of all their popular tunes. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christopher Burfoot
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the money!!
Takes me back to when I was a kid listening to these songs on 102.7 in LA. on my boom box !!
Published 3 months ago by CHRIS
5.0 out of 5 stars The Twins' Greatest
The Thompson Twins often were relegated to the category of "fluff" of pop music and not taken too seriously. I quite enjoyed their music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Happy Camper
4.0 out of 5 stars satisfying
A myriad overlay of hollowed-out voice on top of synth on top of percussion. It starts out slowly, then gradually steps forward, onward, upward. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christine koenemann
4.0 out of 5 stars An '80's Must! MTV,Teesed hair,Wild hair, Neon colors,Painters pants!
Thompson Twins encopass what the 80 where! This cd denotes some of there best works! No '80 s fan would leave these guy out of there collection.
Published 5 months ago by Kurt M. Seiler
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome CD
I have lived this group for a long time. I still own this album on cassette. So I was thrilled to find the CD. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Timothy Payton
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